Area schools competed in VT Track and Field Championships

BFUHS’ Shane Clark captured the individual state title in the javelin event. Photo by Doug MacPhee.

CHESTER, Vt. – Four area Vermont schools compete in track and field. Each of the four took part in the Vermont Track and Field Championships during the first week of June in Chester at Green Mountain Union High School.


Springfield’s Cadence Wheeler won in the triple jump competition. He also captured the individual title in the long jump, fourth in the javelin, and sixth in the pole vault. Photo by Doug MacPhee.

Bellows Falls and Springfield competed in the Division II Meet held Saturday, while Green Mountain and Leland & Gray were in the Division IV Meet held the previous day.

I already reported that both the Bellows Falls boys and girls defended their state titles on that day. The Bellows Falls boys collected 154 points followed by Thetford, always a threat at 108.5, Windsor 61, Oxbow 60, Springfield 42.5, Enosburg 41, Randolph 25, Lake Region 21, Vergennes 19, Mill River 11, Woodstock 9, and Bellows Free Academy of Fairfax 6.

The Bellows Falls girls had a total of 162 points with Thetford again second with 124, then Oxbow 109, Woodstock 51, Randolph 46, Mill River 29, Enosburg 14, BFA 10, Lake Region 5, Windsor 4, Springfield 2, and Vergennes 1.

Leland & Gray’s Dakota Fillion won both the 200-and-400-meter races. Photo by Doug MacPhee.

In the Division IV competition, South Royalton won the boys’ event with 133.5, Northfield 89, Winooski 54, Rivendell 46, Green Mountain 37, Richford 33, Danville 30, Twin Valley 26, Leland & Gray 21, Arlington 18.5, Sharon 18, Hazen 14, Bellcate 12, Chelsea 11, and Craftsbury 10.

The Division IV girls’ competition was won by Northfield, who totaled 127 points with Arlington second 108, Green Mountain 94, Richford 46, South Royalton 39, Sharon 34, Whitcomb 24, Craftsbury 22, Winooski 19, Chelsea 16, Leland & Gray 14, Hazen 2, Twin Valley 2, and Proctor 1.


Green Mountain’s Avery Prescott captured the 100-meter race, as well as the 200-meter and was second in the high jump. Photo by Doug MacPhee.


Bellows Falls’ Michelle Marchica won first place in the triple jump. Photo by Doug MacPhee.


Bellows Falls captured the 100-meter hurdles thanks to Brigid Hodsden (right) who won, Abbe Cravinho (center) in third, and Madison Streeter (left) in sixth place. Photo by Doug MacPhee.
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